Austin Trail of Lights, ATX's Huge New Year's Eve Party & more...

#HolidayCheerAttractions #FreeinAustin

December 22, 2017

Thanks to 'Free in Austin' you have a list of over 100 + Thingies you can do during the Holidays in and around ATX! Many are Free, but some are not. Prices are listed of those that are not free! If you can't find anything to do to get in the Holiday Spirit and Celebrate the Happy Holidays, well you just don't want too. There is no way you can't get in the Holiday Spirit w/ all this fun going on.

NORAD Santa Tracker is up and running. You can see what's up w/ Santa on the new app too! Click here!  

Here's a New Years' family party you're invited too. Look out for Mix 94.7!

New Year's Eve Specials tv schedule if you're hanging at home! Click here!
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve on ABC
has a Large Lineup of Celebs & performances which includes Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Nick Jonas, Sugarland & more.. 


Update 12/20:

Trail of Lights has had a tough run this season due to the rain. It closed last night, which was also Movie Night. The plan is to have movie night on Saturday 12/23, which is also closing night! No rain is expected Saturday, but it will be much colder. Bundle up! 

Due to rain the Trail was closed 12/16, 12/17 & 12/19. The word is you can use your tickets another night. Email [email protected] to exchange Platinum tickets and parking passes.

Austin Trail of Lights in Zilker Park
A few things to know about ATX TLs:

  • December 9-23 / 7p-10p
  • Help the Austin Trail of Lights feed the hungry by bringing a can of food to help the Central Texas Food Bank... going for 25,000 meals!
  • Ticket info / event calendar  
    General admission access to the Trail is FREE for all ages December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19
    General admission is $3 per person ages 12+ December 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23
  • Navigating the Trail- This map will come in handy. This too! 
  • Advance Parking at Zilker Park is available online only for $15* per vehicle. No parking will be sold onsite.
  • More 411

Featured #HolidayCheerAttraction: 
Brand New "Winter Wonderland at the Circuit" / Circuit of the Americas 
Open 12/1 & 12/2 ... 12/8 - 12/30

Sun-Thurs 6p & 10p / Fri,Sat & Sun 6p-11p

  • Skating Rink
  • Human Snow Globe
  • Singing Trees
  • Petting Zoo
  • Camel Rides
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Carnival Rides
  • Hot Air Balloon Float
  • Merry Movies on The Lawn
  • Delectable Food
  • Shopping Galore
  • Tunnel of Lights and much more
  • It could end up snowing in Austin!

Admission: $16 / children 5 & under Free. Several of the activities are included in the general admission price, and there are others that will cost extra.
Get the 411 here! 


Find listings of Holiday Parades, Holiday Lights, Santa Sightings & so much more! CLICK HERE! HO! HO! HO! 

5 Favorite Holiday Thingies that Caught Heather's ( that's me) Attention:

There are over 100 Holiday Fun Thingies listed, so these can get you started, but Free in Austin is making sure you are not missing out on Holiday Spirit, because you don't know where to find it! CLICK HERE! HO! HO! HO! Thank You 'Free in Austin'!  You Rock! Seriously check this list more than once or twice.. It's AWESOME!